Stephen F. Austin State University

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Stephen F. Austin State University currently has four active National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Chapters. You can learn more about these individual chapters below.

Our NPHC organizations strive to uphold the principles of their individual organizations and work together as a whole through brotherhood and sisterhood to excel in academics, service, and campus involvement. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information. Further, NPHC engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Becoming a member of any NPHC organization is a lifetime commitment that should not be taken lightly. Once a member graduates, it is expected that they immediately activate with an alumni chapter. Being a member of an NPHC organization is a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. We encourage all prospective members to research each organization by visiting local and national websites, attending educational and social events, and speaking with current members before they decide which organization they would like to be a part of.

It is important to keep in mind that any organization you seek to become a member of does not define you, but rather you define the organization. Choosing and being chosen as a member of a Greek organization is an honor and a privilege. So, it is important to know who you are before you join. Remember, "you make the letters, don't let the letters make you."

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History

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated was organized May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University during a time when African American students were deprived of the civil liberties that other students were given.

The council is composed of the nine historically black fraternities and sororities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Collectively, these fraternities and sororities are known as the "Divine Nine". Our purpose is "unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations."

The collective social and economic power of the NPHC has been a major source of change for the African-American community in America since its inception. To learn more about NPHC, you can visit their website here https://www.nphchq.org/quantum/.

SFA NPHC Chapters

Alpha Kappa Alpha crest

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Nickname: A-K-A

National Founding Date: January 15, 1908

SFA Founding Date: November 19, 1972

Chapter Name: Eta Epsilon

Symbol: Ivy leaf

Colors: Salmon pink and apple green

Chapter President: Charleigh Clayton

Fall 2018 GPA: 3.08

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Nickname: Delta

National Founding Date: January 13, 1913

SFA Founding Date: February 6, 1971

Chapter Name: Theta Gamma

Mascot: Elephant

Colors: Crimson and cream

Chapter President: Kennedy Jones

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Zeta Phi Beta crest

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Nickname: Zeta

National Founding Date: January 16, 1920

SFA Founding Date: January 19, 1973

Chapter Name: Psi Delta

Symbol: Dove

Colors: Royal blue and white

Chapter President: Denetria Mims

Fall 2018 GPA: 3.13

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Kappa Alpha Psi crest

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Nicknames: Kappa, Nupes

National Founding Date: January 5, 1911

SFA Founding Date: November 16, 1985

Chapter Name: Mu Sigma

Symbol: Diamond

Colors: Crimson and cream

Chapter President: Austin Hayes

Fall 2018 GPA: 2.37

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Omega Psi Phi shield

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Nicknames: Ques, Omegas

National Founding Date: November 17, 1911

SFA Founding Date: March 9, 1972

Chapter Name: Omega Beta

Symbol: English Bulldog

Colors: Royal purple and old gold

Chapter President: Jarett Powell

Fall 2018 GPA: 2.03

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The Intake Process

NPHC organizations participate in membership intake, the process of selecting, educating and initiating new members at a time deemed by that specific organization, not by NPHC. Interested persons should note that individual organizations will hold informational meetings throughout the school year. These meetings will be advertised throughout various locations on campus and will provide individuals with the opportunity to learn more about an organization. Students who are interested in learning about the entire council are encouraged to attend the annual NPHC Mixer. During the Mixer, each of the NPHC organizations on our campus will showcase their chapters and the history behind their organization.

In order to participate in the intake process, you must have:

NPHC Constitution

Students With Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by Room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-3004, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services. To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process.